NASA Co-Hosts Minority Males In STEM Symposium

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Office of Education will join the Association of
Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association for
the Advancement of Science in hosting a Minority Males in STEM
Symposium on Feb. 28. The day-long program will focus on ways to
increase participation in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) fields for students from under-represented racial
and ethnic groups.

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) is the scheduled keynote
speaker. Woodrow Whitlow, NASA's associate administrator for mission
support, and Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for
education, will participate along with Carl Wieman, associate
director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,
and Byron Pitts, a correspondent with CBS News.

Members of the media interested in attending the symposium should
contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov
by 3 p.m. EST Feb. 27. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to
5:15 p.m. in NASA's James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium located at 300
E Street S.W., in Washington. The morning portion of the event will
also be streamed live on NASA's UStream channel.

Symposium participants will review data from efforts to adapt
university-based programs for reducing under-representation and
broadening local success at encouraging minority males' participation
in STEM.

NASA's education programs emphasize engagement with under-served and
under-represented population groups in order to create an inclusive
and diverse workforce for the future.

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